whimper


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whim·per

 (wĭm′pər, hwĭm′-)
v. whim·pered, whim·per·ing, whim·pers
v.intr.
1. To cry or sob with soft intermittent sounds; whine.
2. To complain.
v.tr.
To utter in a whimper.
n.
A low, broken, sobbing sound; a whine.

[Probably imitative.]

whim′per·er n.
whim′per·ing·ly adv.

whimper

(ˈwɪmpə)
vb
1. (intr) to cry, sob, or whine softly or intermittently
2. to complain or say (something) in a whining plaintive way
n
a soft plaintive whine
[C16: from dialect whimp, of imitative origin]
ˈwhimperer n
ˈwhimpering n
ˈwhimperingly adv

whim•per

(ˈʰwɪm pər, ˈwɪm-)

v.i.
1. to cry with low plaintive sounds.
v.t.
2. to utter in a whimper.
n.
3. a whimpering sound.
[1505–15; obsolete whimp to whine (of expressive orig.) + -er6]
whim′per•er, n.
whim′per•ing•ly, adv.

whimper


Past participle: whimpered
Gerund: whimpering

Imperative
whimper
whimper
Present
I whimper
you whimper
he/she/it whimpers
we whimper
you whimper
they whimper
Preterite
I whimpered
you whimpered
he/she/it whimpered
we whimpered
you whimpered
they whimpered
Present Continuous
I am whimpering
you are whimpering
he/she/it is whimpering
we are whimpering
you are whimpering
they are whimpering
Present Perfect
I have whimpered
you have whimpered
he/she/it has whimpered
we have whimpered
you have whimpered
they have whimpered
Past Continuous
I was whimpering
you were whimpering
he/she/it was whimpering
we were whimpering
you were whimpering
they were whimpering
Past Perfect
I had whimpered
you had whimpered
he/she/it had whimpered
we had whimpered
you had whimpered
they had whimpered
Future
I will whimper
you will whimper
he/she/it will whimper
we will whimper
you will whimper
they will whimper
Future Perfect
I will have whimpered
you will have whimpered
he/she/it will have whimpered
we will have whimpered
you will have whimpered
they will have whimpered
Future Continuous
I will be whimpering
you will be whimpering
he/she/it will be whimpering
we will be whimpering
you will be whimpering
they will be whimpering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whimpering
you have been whimpering
he/she/it has been whimpering
we have been whimpering
you have been whimpering
they have been whimpering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whimpering
you will have been whimpering
he/she/it will have been whimpering
we will have been whimpering
you will have been whimpering
they will have been whimpering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whimpering
you had been whimpering
he/she/it had been whimpering
we had been whimpering
you had been whimpering
they had been whimpering
Conditional
I would whimper
you would whimper
he/she/it would whimper
we would whimper
you would whimper
they would whimper
Past Conditional
I would have whimpered
you would have whimpered
he/she/it would have whimpered
we would have whimpered
you would have whimpered
they would have whimpered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whimper - a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
Verb1.whimper - cry weakly or softlywhimper - cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
weep, cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

whimper

verb
1. cry, moan, sob, weep, whine, whinge (informal), grizzle (informal, chiefly Brit.), blubber, snivel, blub (slang), mewl She lay at the bottom of the stairs, whimpering in pain.
noun
1. sob, moan, whine, snivel David's crying subsided to a whimper.

whimper

verb
To cry with soft, intermittent, often plaintive sounds:
Translations
نَشيج، شَكْوىيَنْشِجُ، يَشْكو باكِيا
klynkeklynken
nyöszörgés
kjökra, snöktakjökur, snökt
verkšlenti
smilkstēšanasmilkstētsmilkstišņukstēšanašņukstēt
kňučanie
ağlamaağlamaklı konuşmaksızlamasızlanmak

whimper

[ˈwɪmpəʳ]
A. N [from dog, sick person] → gemido m, quejido m
without a whimpersin un quejido, sin una queja
see also bang A
B. VT "yes," she whimpered-sí -dijo lloriqueando or gimoteando
C. VI [dog] → gemir, gimotear; [sick person] → gemir; [child] → lloriquear

whimper

hwɪmpər]
ngémissement m
to give a whimper → pousser un gémissement
without a whimper (= without complaining) → sans rechigner
vi [person, dog] → gémir
to whimper in pain → gémir de douleur

whimper

n (of dog)Winseln nt no pl; (of person)Wimmern nt no pl; a whimper of painein schmerzliches Wimmern; without a whimperohne einen (Klage)laut
vi (dog)winseln; (person)wimmern
vt personwimmern

whimper

[ˈwɪmpəʳ]
1. n (of person) → gemito; (whine) → piagnucolio; (of dog) → mugolio
2. vi (see n) → gemere, piagnucolare, mugolare

whimper

(ˈwimpə) verb
to cry with a low, shaky or whining voice. I heard a puppy / a child whimpering.
noun
a cry of this kind. The dog gave a little whimper.

whimper

n. quejido, lloriqueo;
v. sollozar, lloriquear.
References in classic literature ?
And then, in the loneliness of the dark, on the heaving breast of the sea that he recognized as one more of the eternal enemies, he began to whimper and cry plaintively like a lost child.
And so he whimpered and cried, lost child, lost puppy-dog that he was, only half a year existent in the fair world sharp with joy and suffering.
When the body that lived at your single will When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!) When the spirit that answered your every mood Is gone wherever it goes--for good, You will discover how much you care, And will give your heart to a dog to tear!
Frederica shall be Sir James's wife before she quits my house, and she may whimper, and the Vernons may storm, I regard them not.
They flatter thee, as one flattereth a God or devil; they whimper before thee, as before a God or devil.
Presently he began to whimper, for he was tired and hungry and frightened--just a poor little baby, helpless and hopeless in the hands of this cruel enemy all his royalty as nothing, all gone with the silken finery which lay in the thick mud at the bottom of the Thames--and presently he dropped into a fitful sleep in the bottom of the skiff.
The little Prince was now so terrified that he could but tremble and whimper in his fright.
The terrier whimpered and backed solidly against Captain Duncan's legs, but Michael, with a slow bob of tail and unbelligerent ears, advanced to him, looked up to Steward to make sure, then sniffed his late antagonist, and even ran out his tongue in a caress to the side of the other's ear.
You're that hasty wi' a poor owd man." So he whimpered as he followed me like the little cur he was.
"I niver said I was owt o' t' sort," he whimpered, cowering behind the chair in a sullen ague.
Billee cried and whimpered regularly in his sleep each night.
Toto whimpered a little, but none of the others was frightened, and they kept along the well-trodden path until they came to an opening in the wood, in which were gathered hundreds of beasts of every variety.